The FBI says it is unlikely a Kentucky lawyer who disappeared before his sentencing in a massive Social Security fraud case could have escaped and remained at large without help.
Amy Hess is a special agent in charge of the FBI in Kentucky. She said Friday investigators are “pursuing all angles” in determining whether disability lawyer Eric Conn was aided in his escape.
Hess says authorities believe he is still in the United States.
On Thursday, state and federal authorities searched the home of Conn’s mother, his law office and a vehicle, and collected numerous items.
Hess says authorities might pursue charges against “additional co-conspirators,” which could include relatives or associates of Conn, in connection with his disappearance.
Conn disappeared early this month, just weeks before his sentencing.